NEPA Scene Staff

Learn about the Italian experience in America and share your stories

Learn about the Italian experience in America and share your stories

From a press release: On Sunday, Oct. 5, author Paolo Battaglia will give a presentation on his new book, “Explorers, Emigrants, Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress” at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House (232 Monroe Ave., Scranton). The program, which is free and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Meet Civil War generals at the Catlin House in Scranton

Meet Civil War generals at the Catlin House in Scranton

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society will be hosting members of the Confederation of Union Generals on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for a wine and cheese reception at the Catlin House (232 Monroe Ave., Scranton). The generals will return to Scranton Oct. 4 for a train ride to East Stroudsburg with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Steamtown National Historic Site will hold ‘Fee Free Day’ on Aug. 25

Steamtown National Historic Site will hold ‘Fee Free Day’ on Aug. 25

From a press release: The National Park Service was created by The Organic Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916. As it gears up for the centennial celebration in 2016, the Steamtown National Historic Site will join with the more than 400 National Park Service units to celebrate the 98th birthday of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Scars and Stripes’ examines Waverly’s history as a fugitive slave community

‘Scars and Stripes’ examines Waverly’s history as a fugitive slave community

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society and the Waverly Community House will present “Scars & Stripes: The Remarkable Story of Waverly’s Black Civil War Soldiers” on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly). This multimedia presentation will be led by author and Waverly native […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Valerie Bertinelli traces NEPA family roots on TLC

Earlier this year, the Lackawanna Historical Society helped actress Valerie Bertinelli trace her family history, and now the results of their search will be aired on The Learning Channel on Aug. 13. Best known for her roles in “One Day at a Time,” “Touched by an Angel,” and “Hot in Cleveland,” the 54-year-old actress and […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton Prohibition play to premiere at Lackawanna Historical Society

Scranton Prohibition play to premiere at Lackawanna Historical Society

Considering the city’s current reputation, it may be difficult to imagine Scranton without booze, but history buffs will take locals back to that dark time next month. On Sunday, Aug. 10, the Slocum Hollow Historians will present “Scranton Dry,” a short play about Prohibition-era Scranton at the Lackawanna Historical Society, announced in a press release […]

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